What breed would you recommend?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Sir Chicken, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. Sir Chicken

    Sir Chicken Just Hatched

    May 14, 2016
    I am wanting to add some new chickens to my flock. What breeds would you recommend? They need to be cold tolerant and pretty good mothers. Egg laying isn't very important. They need to be docile and good in confinement. Any input would be great. Thanks
  2. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Barred Plymouth Rocks, Buff Orpingtons, Wyandottes just to name a few off the top......
  3. Sir Chicken

    Sir Chicken Just Hatched

    May 14, 2016
    I have barred rocks and I was thinking of getting some Wyandottes.
  4. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps

    What is it about the breed(s) that you currently maintain, that appeals to you?

    What do you like about them?

    What would you change?

    These are places to start when contemplating a new breed.
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2016
  5. FalconsNest

    FalconsNest Just Hatched

    Jun 16, 2016
    Ameraucanas, Buff Orpingtons and Wyandottes, my favorite breeds. Silver Laced Wyandottes (SLW) would be a pretty addition to your flock. Buff orpingtons are devoted moms and docile, friendly softies. Ameraucanas are my all-time favorite. They're beautifully colored with cute muffs and pea combs, and lay pretty pale green and blue eggs. They're the chicken fad right now :)
  6. I live in Alberta, Canada
    Orpingtons, ameruacanas, speckled sussex, danish browns, barred rocks....Actually lots. Do a google search .
  7. sambat

    sambat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 17, 2011
    It depends on where you live and what you want out of your chickens. Friendly and good cooped up stick with Orpingtons because they are the easiest to find that have a good disposition. But salmon favorelle are nice just less common. And if you want a dumb chicken to sit around and be friendly find you a cornish cross meat chicken, itll just stay around the food and water and not be aggressive at all
  8. Sir Chicken

    Sir Chicken Just Hatched

    May 14, 2016
    Thank you all for your input. I think I'll get some Wyandottes, Australorps, and Orpingtons.

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